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Black student arrested for filming officers in Texas, dragged by hair

  25-year-old Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin is a criminal justice student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As she was standing near a bus stop along Highway 281, she began taking pictures of a police speed trap. Her actions landed her in the back of a squad car. 

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Caught on Camera: Michigan police beat, pepper spray & chop off weave of detained woman

  A Michigan police officer yanked a young mother’s head back and hacked off her hair while she was in custody. And it’s all been recorded on video. The incident, which took place at a Warren, Michigan jail was captured by surveillance cameras placed in the facility. 

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African American girl told to cut, shape hair will not be expelled

A young girl who faced expulsion for her natural hair has been allowed to remain enrolled in her school.  12-year-old Vanessa VanDyke says that school officials gave her one week to decide whether to change her hair or leave Faith Christian Academy in Orlando. Vanessa has attended the parochial school since the third grade. 

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Nobody’s Greater Than You

Brace yourselves. You might need some protection when you step outside your door today. It’s cold out but people are colder. As you have your morning breakfast or lunch or dinner, depending on what side of the world you live on, be sure to have a side of IDGAF next to your toast.

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Black waitress fired for having highlights, whites allowed to

A black waitress, who was fired from Hooters for “improper image,” is suing the restaurant chain. 25-year-old Farryn Johnson says she was let go for having blonde highlights in her hair. She recently filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

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Texas Pastor Wants to Ban Weaves from his Church

A Texas pastor has admonished the female members of his church not to get weaves, asserting that they are a sign of low self esteem, and indicate a preoccupation with being something you are not.

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Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

Although the outrage over a Hampton University business school program’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy continues, the school has once again doubled down: “These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair” – Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign. Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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NYC Art Exhibit Allows Strangers to Touch Various Textures of Black Hair

An art exhibit in New York City called “You Can Touch My Hair” will allow folks to finally satisfy the impulse to put their fingers in an afro or stroke a dreadlock or several; an exploration of “the tactile fascination with black hair.”

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8 Year-Old Successfully Treated for Alopecia Expelled for Having Too Much Hair?!

8 year-old alopecia sufferer Zion Williams had recently been successfully treated for the condition. Instead of being happy for Zion and his full head of hair, his school informed him that his new hair had in fact grown too long…and expelled him!

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